Job title: Co-Founder & Director
Where are you from? Edinburgh.
What made you decide to start your own business?
I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and as far back as I can remember I always wanted to run my own company. As soon as I started working in recruitment in 2008 I knew that it was a recruitment business that I would start up…….well that would be the first!!
What’s been your biggest success in business to date?
Building the AGR brand from a standing start to where we are today and supplying personnel to 42 countries worldwide.
What’s the best business advice you’ve ever been given?
That is a hard one……..however it would have to be the advice I received from an investment company we met in 2012 and the individual said to me “Be an inch wide and mile deep in your knowledge of your sector.” It has stuck with me ever since and I even drop it into my own meetings now!
Which entrepreneur inspires you the most?
It would have to be Alan Sugar or Sir Richard Branson.
Which 3 qualities do you think are most important to have as an entrepreneur?
Organisation, determination & positivity.
What business tool could you not live without?
It would have to be the phone……closely followed by the laptop!
Why are you an Ambassador for WeDO Scotland?
Firstly it was an honour to be asked to be an ambassador for WeDO. The reason I accepted is that I believe I can add value to the organisation and I am eager and keen to get involved as much as possible.
- Location: Edinburgh